Tyra Banks

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Nationality: United States
Banks began her modeling career in high school and went on to grace the catwalks for designer’s such as Chanel, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Isaac Mizrahi, Michael Kors, Armani, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta, Tommy Hilfiger and Yves Saint Laurent as well as the covers of fashion’s most influential magazines including Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Elle, among others. Banks changed the modeling industry as a whole when she was the first African American woman on the covers of GQ, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and the Victoria’s Secret catalog, also becoming the first African American woman with a Victoria’s Secret contract. In 2003, Banks transitioned to the small screen with America’s Next Top Model, followed by the Tyra Show and she has appeared in feature films – her most recent being The Hannah Montana Movie.

Banks’ Bankable Enterprises is a New York-based company creating programs for television and movies, as well as projects for publishing and digital media. Recently, Banks announced a deal with Random House for a series of young adult novels called Modelland and she announced plans for a new digital web portal. Tyra Banks is also the creator, executive producer and host of The CW’s reality television show America's Next Top Model, a co-creator of ABC’s True Beauty, host of her own talk show, The Tyra Show, and she has new television projects in active development. (All info from IMG press release May 2010)

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Harper's Bazaar January 2013 Cover
Harper's Bazaar Malaysia (Magazine Cover)
published: January 2013
Harper's Bazaar Singapore January 2013 C...
Harper's Bazaar Singapore (Magazine Cover)
published: January 2013
photographer: Gan (photographer)
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West East Magazine (Editorial)
published: December 2012
Cosmopolitan South Africa December 2012 ...
Various Covers (Magazine Cover)
published: December 2012
West East December 2012 Cover by Udo Spr...
West East Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: December 2012
Arise Magazine F/W 2012 Cover
Arise Magazine (Magazine Cover)
season: Fall/Winter 2012
photographer: Seiji Fujimori
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Arise Magazine (Editorial)
season: Fall/Winter 2012
photographer: Seiji Fujimori
Tyra by Marcus Gaab
I Love You Magazine (Editorial)
published: December 2011
photographer: Marcus Gaab
Film: Tyra Banks Strikes a Pose
I Love You Magazine (Editorial)
published: December 2011
director: Marcus Gaab
I Love You Winter 2011 Cover
I Love You Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: December 2011
photographer: Marcus Gaab
 

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